My kids were out on Mid-Winter Break and just returned to school on Tuesday. Which is the only day they’ve been at school this week because of “snow.” This seems to happen quite often, where normal school breaks are extended because of wimpy calls by the local school districts in the Seattle area. I used to think it was Mother Nature being cruel. Then I realized that she can’t avoid times around school breaks because there are so darn many of them — Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break (yes, we have all three), teacher in-service days, regular holidays. When are the kids in school? And when can I get all my blog housekeeping done so that I can return to mixing, tasting and blogging? I’m working on it. Snow, yeesh.